The Problem With Renewable Energy (and how we’re fixing it)

For a few hours in May 2016, for the first time in more than a century, Britain was burning zero coal to generate electricity. None at all. All the coal-fired power plants were turned off. And this here is one of the reasons why. Welcome to the Griffin Wind Farm in Scotland. 68 turbines, more […]

#DiscoverHydropower: Decentralized Power Supply with Remote Controls

Ian Cartwright, I’m the managing director of Green Highland Renewables. During the last eight years, we’ve taken over 60 schemes through consent and constructed 46 schemes. The scheme we are standing at at the moment is Coiltie which is a 2 MW scheme. It’ll produce somewhere around 5000 MWh a year which is about 1250 […]

#DiscoverHydropower with #Voith: How Europe Meets Rising Energy Demands

These days our hunger for energy seems insatiable. How can we satisfy it sustainably? Efficiently, future-orientated? And what role does water play in this? We at Voith went on a journey to explore one of the most attractive renewable energy sources in the world. Hydropower. The tour guides, European energy experts and protagonists: Prof. Dr. […]

Hydro Heritage

in this film I’m going to explore the heritage of small-scale hydropower in Scotland starting with early winter wheels and ending up with modern micro hydro plant my first port of call is a penalty to speak with graham calculus and expert on early water wheels. I’m in water mill at aberfeldy and I come […]

Scotland bets on tidal energy

>>Sreenivasan: THERE’S RECENTLY BEEN A STEADY DRUMBEAT OF REPORTS FROM CLIMATE SCIENTISTS WARNING THAT THERE IS LESS AND LESS TIME FOR US TO TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO SLOW THE DISASTROUS EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THE UNITED STATES HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN AN OPEN SKEPTIC OF ESTABLISHED FACTS. […]

University of Aberdeen – MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Our MSC in Renewable Energy Engineering is aiming at the providing the student with all the skills for a successful career in any area of renewable energy. Energy means electricity, means heat, means transportation fuels. The aim is that the student will learn about the various technologies and then they will choose their own directions […]